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Enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and their families.

Through advocacy, programs that promote inclusion, and engaging the community, The Arc creates tangible changes in the community and in the lives of people with disabilities.


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of Enhancing the Lives of People with Disabilities


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Policy & Advocacy

Encouraging the advancement of the lives of people with disabilities and their families

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Promoting systemic change to enable access and equity across all aspects of society


Compiling & creating a hub of information based on age, disability & topic

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Supporting families and individuals on their unique path

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The Latest News

Here’s where you can find what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and who it is impacting

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February 19, 2024

A Busy Time for Trainings for The Arc Team – Budget and Legislative Advocacy, Autism Advocacy, and Social Change

The Arc has been busy with community trainings in recent weeks, covering budget and legislative advocacy, autism advocacy, and social change. This past month, Maura Sullivan presented in person to…
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February 19, 2024

Joint Rule 10: Updates on the Status of Bills from The Arc’s Priority Platform

The Arc’s Government Affairs team is happy to share that 23 of our bills are still under consideration for possible passage this session. We are encouraged to see so many bills…
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February 15, 2024

Leo’s Letter: The New Challenge Facing Individuals, Families, and Agencies You Need to Know About

In this week's video message, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian offers an in depth explanation of new changes shared in the February 2 regulation review, which specifically affects agencies and the…

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